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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER AT OHIO STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


The Ohio Street United Methodist Church will be serving their annual Community Christmas Dinner on Saturday, December 21st from 3 – 6pm in the church basement. They will be serving ham this year. You can either dine in or get your dinner and take it home to eat and this is the Church’s gift to you this Holiday Season.

One Vehicle Accident On I-49 This Morning

Around 10:45am this morning the Missouri State Highway Patrol along with the Bates County Sheriff's Department responded to a 1 vehicle accident in the Southbound lanes of I-49 around Mile Marker 143.4 North of Adrian. The accident occurred when the 2004 Toyota Prius driven by 72 year old Joseph M. Day of Easton Kansas was traveling Southbound on I-49 and fell asleep behind the wheel and traveled off the right side of the roadway striking a embankment. Mr. Day received minor injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Dons Tow of Butler and received minor damages.

Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report November 25, 2013 to December 01, 2013


 
 
Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report
 November 25, 2013 to December 01, 2013
 
11-25-2013
VEHICLE FIRE-ARCHIE
BURGLARY-BUTLER Bates County Deputies responded to a burglary that occurred earlier at Rt 4 Butler, MO.
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-AMORET
 
11-26-2013 
ABANDONED VEHICLE-RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST-CASS CO
HIT AND RUN-BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-AMSTERDAM  Bates County Deputies responded to a report of an attempted theft that occurred in the rural Amsterdam area.
MVA-BUTLER
VANDALISM-BUTLER Deputies responded to a rural Butler address for a report of Vandalism.
DRUNK DRIVER-RICH HILL
OPEN DOOR-BUTLER
 
11-27-2013
VANDALISM-ADRIAN Deputies took a report of property damage at a residence in the RT 1 Adrian area.
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-BUTLER
ANIMAL AT LARGE-DREXEL Bates County Deputies responded to a report of animal at large
AGENCY ASSIST-BUTLER
AGENCY ASSIST-ADRIAN
MVA-BUTLER
 
11-28-2013
CHECK WELL BEING-BUTLER
AGENCY ASSIST-ADRIAN
THEFT-BUTLER
ASSAULT-RICH HILL
LEAVE WITHOUT PAY-ADRIAN
TRESPASSING-RICH HILL
DOMESTIC-HUME Bates County Deputies took a Domestic dispute report in Hume, MO.
 
11-29-2013
AGENCY ASSIST-BUTLER
ABANDONED VEHICLE-AMSTERDAM
BURGLARY-ADRIAN
BURGLARY-BUTLER
FIRE-ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-ADRIAN
CHECK WELL BEING-BUTLER
FIRE-ADRIAN
BURGLARY-ADRIAN
 
11-30-2013
AGENCY ASSIST-RICH HILL
MVA-BUTLER
CHECK WELL BEING-BUTLER
TRESPASSING-ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-AMORET
MVA-ADRIAN
 
12-01-2013
AMBULANCE REQUEST-ADRIAN
MVA-BUTLER
WANTED SUBJECT-ADRIAN
WRONG WAY DRIVER-ADRIAN
MVA-BUTLER
CHECK WELL BEING-AMORET
ANIMAL AT LARGE-HUME
FIRE-BRUSH-DREXEL
SPEAK TO OFFICER-ADRIAN
PROPERTY DAMAGE-BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-ADRIAN
 
          
 Rich Hill Police Department Activity Report
November 25, 2013 to December 01, 2013
 
11-25-2013
 
11-26-2013
ABANDONED VEHICLE
DRUNK DRIVER
 
11-27-2013
 
11-28-2013
 
11-29-2013
 
11-30-2013
 
12-01-2013
 DOMESTIC
MVA

Man accused of murdering Parsons Kansas mother and children appears in court

David Bennett Jr. is accused of killing Cami Umbarger and her three children. He appeared in court through a video feed from the county jail. 

During the hearing Bennett wanted to talk about his case, but Labette County District Judge Robert Fleming warned him against making statements in court that could affect his case. 

That didn't stop Bennett, though. "I understand I got to probably go to trial and so forth. But I was just curious, is it necessary to basically have to sit here until this whole trial and get this thing figured out," he said. 

The judge told him he could only get out of jail if he could pay his bail. He is being held on a $5 million bond. Bennett hasn't been formally charged yet and will be back in court next week. The judge said that prosecutors have received additional time to file charges against him because of the Thanksgiving holiday and the complicated nature of the case.

Courtesy of KWCH

Missouri State Highway Patrol Press Release: Forecast Calling For Winter Weather: Drive With Caution



In several areas of the state, the forecast is calling for winter weather to arrive later this week. The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages motorists to plan ahead and drive safely or not at all during inclement weather.

Is your vehicle ready for winter? Check the battery, heater, defroster, lights, hoses, belts, brakes, oil, tires, wipers, and fluid levels. Before you travel, gather an ice scraper, tire chains, battery booster cables, blankets, flashlight, and a bag of sand or kitty litter to place in your trunk. Emergencies cannot be predicted, but planning ahead can help you if one should arise. Missouri’s Road Condition Report (1-888-275-6636) can help you plan your route--before you leave. You may also view MoDOT’s Road Condition Map by going to the Patrol’s web site www.mshp.dps.mo.gov and clicking on the Road Condition icon.

Drivers: Take the time to clean snow and ice completely from your vehicle. Make sure the windows are completely cleared to ensure visibility. Allow extra driving time for you to reach your destination at a slow, safe speed. Remember: Missouri law states if you’re using your windshield wipers, your headlights must be turned on. It takes only a second to turn on your vehicle’s headlights. That second could make you more visible to other drivers and prevent a traffic crash.

Keep in mind that Section 307.020 RSMo. states lighted lamps are required "from a half-hour after sunset to a half-hour before sunrise and at any other time when there is not sufficient light to render clearly discernible persons and vehicles on the highway at a distance of 500 feet ahead."

When inclement weather hits, please adjust how you drive, so that you continue to "exercise the highest degree of care." For instance: Stopping quickly in the winter on snow-covered or icy roads is next to impossible. Use care by increasing your following distance as you drive. Section 304.012 RSMo. directs motorists to exercise the highest degree of care on Missouri's roadways. This part of Missouri law states, "Every person operating a motor vehicle on the roads and highways of this state shall drive the vehicle in a careful and prudent manner and at a rate of speed so as not to endanger the property of another or the life or limb of any person and shall exercise the highest degree of care."

Ask yourself if the speed you're traveling is safe for the weather conditions. Slow down when driving in snow or on ice. Driving the speed limit may not be "exercising the highest degree of care" during inclement weather; driving over the speed limit never is.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is here to serve and protect. If you become stranded or see another vehicle stranded on the side of the road with passengers, please call the Missouri State Highway Patrol emergency number at 1-800-525-5555 or dial *55 on a cellular phone. These numbers ring at the nearest troop headquarters.

Planning ahead and being a courteous driver are important every day. In winter driving conditions, this becomes crucial. Please slow down, pay attention, and wear your seat belt.

Of course, no matter how safely you drive, you can’t control other drivers. Thus, the Patrol encourages motorists to protect themselves from all types of hazardous drivers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Click It 4 Life!

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY AT NAPA IN DREXEL


 
NAPA in Drexel will be having customer appreciation days on Friday and Saturday, December 13th and 14th. The store is located at 125 E. Main Street in Drexel and chili will be served both days from 11:00 – noon. Napa in Drexel will be open on Friday, December 13th from 8 – 6 and from 8 – noon on Saturday December 14th. Stop by either of these two days.
 

CITY OF BUTLER RECEIVES $195,625 GRANT


State Representative Randy Pike presented a grant award to Butler Mayor, Don Malan. The city of Butler was selected to receive a $195,625 grant from the Community Development Block Grant program through the State of Missouri, Department of Economic Development.
 
The grant funds will be matched with city funds to demolish 35 dilapidated residential and 3 commercial structures city wide. The city received the grant with the help of the Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission who partnered with the city to complete the successful grant application. Kaysinger will also be conducting the administration of this grant.The city hopes to start the bidding process with contractors by the January 2014.

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS CONCERT IN GERMANTOWN


 
The annual Spirit of Christmas concert at St. Ludger Church in Germantown, MO will be held on December 14 at 2 PM.  Performers this year include several community soloists, duets, quartets, and a flautist. Also performing this year is the Appleton City Community Choir, the Immaculate Conception Choir, and the Keys to the Music, the Prairie Kid Family and the Butler Brass.  
Prior to the performance lunch will be served (reservations are required call 660-492-3169). 
 
Come join them in the beautifully decorated historic building. The building is on the national historic register and shares the architecture and history of the area.

Miami FCCLA Collecting Items For The Ronald McDonald House

 Caitlin Slattery from the Miami FCCLA is collecting items for the Ronald McDonald House of Kansas City! The Ronald McDonald House provides a Home-Away-From-Home for the families of sick children, free of charge. They rely on donations and fundraisers such as those that Caitlin Slattery is collecting to keep providing a safe place for those families. The items being collected include pop tabs, hygiene, food, household items (deodorant, toothpaste, detergent/soap, canned goods, cleaning products, etc.) as well as books. If you would like to aid in her collection, it would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at the Miami School. To arrange a pick-up or for more information, contact Caitlin at caitlin.slattery@gmail.com. Thanks in advance for your support and generous donations!

GIFT WRAPPING AT SENIOR CENTER

If you have packages that need gift wrapping, take them to the Butler Senior Center on Saturday, December 21st between the hours of 10am – 1pm. Amy Muller will be wrapping presents during that time so bring your packages and have them beautifully wrapped by Amy Muller. The Butler Senior Center is located at 611 West Mill. If you have any questions, call 660-679-5830.

Teen Dance In Butler


TEEN DANCE
Grades 5th – 8th Grade
When: Dec 14
Where: old high School
Time 7pm - 9pm
Admission $4 per person
Friendly Environment / Adult On-site
Parents Need to Check In & Out their Children
Ugliest Sweater Contest (Prize will be awarded)
Sponsored By the Lady Rebels Basketball Team

Weather Update: Warm Weather To Exit - Light Snow And Cold Air To Return


Following a foggy start this morning, one final day of warm weather is expected with temperatures reaching the lower to middle 60s this afternoon. A cold front will move through the region tonight bringing much colder conditions. A chance of snow is possible Thursday and Friday mainly along and south of the Interstate 70 corridor, with the highest totals expected over southwestern Missouri.

Butler Police Department Activity Report 11-26 / 12 - 2

 
11/26/2013 
 
Assist accident N Main
Medical assist 200 block of E Dakota
Animal complaint 300 block of N Main
 
11/27/2013 
 
Warrant service 200 block of n Orange
Animal complaint 200 block of N Maple
Missing child report /Child found
Leave without pay Caseys on Ft Scott
Warrant service Main and Ft Scott
 
11/28/2013 
 
Theft from vehicle 700 block of Parkview
Stolen bike recovered 
Leave without pay Casey’s on Ft Scott
Warrant service Wal Mart parking lot X2
 
11/29/2013 
 
Theft report 800 block of Gregory
Debit card theft report
Warrant service Ft Scott and Havanna
Warrant service Gregory and Mill
 
11/30/2013 
 
Warrant service Wal Mart parking lot
Animal complaint Havanna and Vine
Disturbance Fulton and Pine
Accident Orange and Ft Scott
Theft from Residence 200 block of E Ft Scott
Theft report 100 block of W Ft Scott
 
12/01/2013 
 
Kids on roof North side of Square
Warrant service
Disturbance 400 block of E Dakota
Warrant service 800 block of S High
Disturbance Wix Lane
 
12/02/2013 
 
Alarm 1100 block of W Ft Scott
Theft report 400 block of W Harrison
Well being check 400 block of W Mill
Alarm on the Square
Disturbance 1100 block of W 52

St. Clair County Sheriff's Off Press Release: Arrested On Warrants


On Nov. 30 Rachael Wheatley, 35, Osceola, was arrested in Henry County on three outstanding St. Clair County warrants, class C felony burglary in the first degree, felony probation violation and failing to pay fines on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a valid license. The burglary charge stems from an incident on Aug. 4 at Moccasin Trails Antique Store, 3790 NE 13 Highway, Osceola, when over $2,000 in jewelry along with over $1,000 in cash was reported stolen. The warrant was issued on Aug. 14 and bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety. The warrant for a probation violation was issued on Aug. 16 and bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety. The misdemeanor warrant was issued on Sept. 10 and bond was set at $136.50 cash only.